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Definition

An X-linked form of osteogenesis imperfecta, a connective tissue disorder characterized by low bone mass, bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures after minimal trauma. Disease severity ranges from very mild forms without fractures to intrauterine fractures and perinatal lethality. Extraskeletal manifestations, which affect a variable number of patients, are dentinogenesis imperfecta, hearing loss, and blue sclerae. OI19 is characterized by prenatal fractures, short stature, white sclerae, variable scoliosis and pectal deformity, striking tibial anterior angulation and generalized osteopenia.

Acronym

OI19

Synonyms

Osteogenesis imperfecta, type XIX

Keywords

Osteogenesis imperfecta

 
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